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Author Topic:   John could I talk to you?
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Message 30 of 92 (26880)
12-16-2002 7:22 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by John
12-16-2002 12:40 PM

Originally posted by John:
Originally posted by Primordial Egg:
and no-one quite knows what exactly its supposed to measure.
It seems to me that they measure one's exposure to facts and ideas, and the quality of one's memory. I'm sure both are factors in intelligence but the two are not sufficient as a measure of intelligence.

this reminds me of being 16, having just moved to the city and seeing an ad in the paper for 'free IQ testing'
Of course my buddy and i decided to check it out for fun, and scored above average. She got 135 and i 130.
We soon realized (amidst all the boasting) that it was an 'outreach' of the local scientology group
and wondered at the 'accuracy' of our test results. They tried to set up 'orientation' meetings for us as we were leaving, but we were annoyed at having been lied to from the minute we walked in about their real intentions for us.
If i was to take the same test now having not been in school for some time, i would probably score 90 or 100 (my memory isn't so tip top)
despite the learning i have done in other areas.
I was thinking that your own intelligence is defined in relation to your experiences, and changes every time you are faced with a decision.. (first and third def's below)
from prescience...
Main Entry: intelligence
Pronunciation: in-'te-l&-j&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin intelligentia, from intelligent-, intelligens intelligent
Date: 14th century
1 a (1) : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : REASON; also : the skilled use of reason (2) : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (as tests) b Christian Science : the basic eternal quality of divine Mind c : mental acuteness : SHREWDNESS
2 a : an intelligent entity; especially : ANGEL b : intelligent minds or mind
3 : the act of understanding : COMPREHENSION
4 a : INFORMATION, NEWS b : information concerning an enemy or possible enemy or an area; also : an agency engaged in obtaining such information
5 : the ability to perform computer functions
[This message has been edited by graedek, 12-16-2002]

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